The Linus Connection is a Central Texas 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to make and deliver handmade security blankets for children in crisis situations in our area. The blankets go to children in hospital emergency rooms, in crisis centers, in foster care, battered women's shelters, to any child who is in need of a little extra security in their lives.
The Linus Connection's Annual Challenge and Birthday Celebration
Saturday October 20, 2012
9 - 11:30 am
If you are a recipient facility, look for a pink Save The Date card (above) to come with your blankets during August and September. All facilities are invited, as well as volunteers and donors! Come see our volunteers' awesome Challenge blankets, have some yummy treats and have a chance to win fun door prizes!
Join us at The Stitching Studio for a Linus Work/Sewing Day! We'll be sewing tops and binding, cutting kits, ironing, having a finish-your-quilt demos and having a great time with our fellow Linus volunteers!
Quilters, bring your sewing machine and notions. Ironing stations and design walls are provided.
Knitters and Crocheters, bring your current Linus blanket.
Drop in or bring your lunch and stay all day!
Challenge Kits will be available.
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The Linus Connection has worked closely with our Recipient Facilities over the years to come up with guidelines for making the best blankets possible for the children that receive them. Please take a few minutes to read through theBlanket Specifications and print a copy for yourself. Blanket Specifications includes General Blanket Guidelines (sizes, etc.), Quilts, Quilt Tops, Yarn Blanket, and Fleece Blankets.
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Hobbs UPC Codes
If you are a quilter or know any quilters, please save yourHobbs batting bags or UPC labels and either bring them to the monthly meeting or mail them to us at The Linus Connection, P.O. Box 29491, Austin, Texas 78755. Please also ask any quilting friends you know to do this as well. We really depend on this batting to fulfill our deliveries each month.
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Just a reminder that The Linus Connection has a new address. Please check any paper tie-on labels you might have for the correct address. If they do not show our P.O. Box, you can print out address labels right here to update them. We appreciate your help with this ongoing project!
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August Demo - Tumble Block with an Edge, with Becky